How Do Seasonal Allergies Affect Your Body?

Allergies are often triggered by allergens like pollen, dust and mold. If you struggle with seasonal allergies, you may be reading this through itchy, watery eyes, as mid-spring through late summer is when most allergens are in full bloom. Common allergens include things like weeds, mold, dust mites, grass and pollen. Each one produces tiny … Continued

What Can You Do to Keep your Heart Healthy

Your heart will beat about 2.5 billion times during your lifetime. It is central to overall good health and is one of the most vital organs keeping you alive. It’s vital to treat it well. When you have a healthy heart, your entire body will feel the benefits. In fact, good overall health can not … Continued

First Aid Tips for Minor Cuts and Bruises

Bumps, scrapes and bruises happen all the time, especially in children. Most small bruises and cuts are minor and can be treated safely at home with basic first-aid supplies like bandages, sterile gauze dressings and an alcohol-free cleanser. Steps for treating minor cuts, scrapes or other skin abrasions If you or a loved one has … Continued

5 Bladder Infection Symptoms You Should Know

Of the several kinds of urinary tract infection, bladder infections are the most common. In fact, researchers estimate that 40-60% of women will suffer a UTI during their lifetime, and the majority of those are bladder infections. Why women in particular? It has to do with the difference in urethral length between men and women. … Continued

3 Quick Ways to Stop A Cold

With massive snowstorms attacking the northeast almost every week, catching a cold unfortunately too common for this time of year. If you are constantly traveling in the cold weather, or just feel like a change in temperature keeps attacking your immune system, keep reading to find 3 ways to easily stop a cold. Disinfect Everything … Continued

5 Signs Your Child Has an Infected Ear Piercing

Is your child’s recent ear piercing not looking as healthy as it should? Studies have shown that about one in every five body piercings will get infected at some point. If left untreated, the infection could turn dangerous, possibly even deadly. It’s important to keep an eye on any new piercing, even one as tame … Continued

How to Stay Healthy During Flu Season

Flu season is fast approaching, and while we can’t all stay home to avoid the germs spreading around, we can be proactive to lessen the chances of getting sick this winter. No one wants to wake up with a sore throat, cough, and fever when there’s work to get done. On average, 200,000 Americans are hospitalized each … Continued